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ERIC Number: ED039255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 111
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The Effects of the Peabody Language Development Kits on the Intelligence, Reading, Listening, and Writing of Disadvantaged Children in the Primary Grades.
Beidler, Anne Elizabeth
The purpose of this study was to determine (1) whether disadvantaged children using the Peabody Language Development Kit (PLDK) language lessons for 7 months performed significantly better on tests of intelligence, reading, listening, and writing than did similar children not experiencing these lessons, and (2) whether the performance of boys differed significantly from that of girls in either group. In grades K-2, 276 disadvantaged students were assigned to seven control teachers, who followed the conventional language arts program, and five experimental teachers who supplemented this program with PLDK. Standard tests administered in the spring indicated that (1) the kindergarten control group performed better than the experimental group, (2) no significant differences were found in intelligence or in reading or listening skills between the experimental and control groups of grades 1 and 2; (3) the experimental second-grade group wrote a significantly greater number of running words than did the control group; (4) the only sex-characteristic difference was that the first-grade control girls wrote more running words than did the first-grade control boys. The PLDK lessons apparently did not significantly improve the intelligence or achievements of disadvantaged children in the primary grades. (Author/LH)
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Identifiers: Peabody Language Development Kits
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Lehigh University